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ERIC Number: ED504850
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 0
Abstractor: As Provided
Early Admissions at Selective Colleges. NBER Working Paper No. 14844
Avery, Christopher; Levin, Jonathan D.
National Bureau of Economic Research
Early admissions is widely used by selective colleges and universities. We identify some basic facts about early admissions policies, including the admissions advantage enjoyed by early applicants and patterns in application behavior, and propose a game-theoretic model that matches these facts. The key feature of the model is that colleges want to admit students who are enthusiastic about attending, and early admissions programs give students an opportunity to signal this enthusiasm.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Economic Research
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